Instructor: Etan Markus
Prerequisites: (1) ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; (2) PSYC 1100; (3) PSYC 2100; and (4) PSYC 2200 or 2500 or 3201 or 3552
Remember how you got to class today? a bad experience? learning to ride a bike? What parts of the brain are involved in these different types of behaviors? How can one examine these questions in the laboratory rat? This hands-on laboratory will provide students with an opportunity to conduct experiments using modern behavioral techniques. The ability of rats to carry out different types of tasks will be related to different brain structures.
Note! This is a hard lab! Really!
- This is a hands-on lab, most of the time we will only have a brief classroom session. Instead, on about half the weeks students will be training animals for about 1-2 hours/day for 3-4 days a week.
- On occasion you will have to come in on the weekend to care for your animals.
- This is also a “W” class with a large amount of writing & re-writing.